Team India is one of the most popular teams in the cricket world. The Indian cricket team is the only country to have qualified for the ICC World Test Championship Final, ICC Cricket World Cup Final and the ICC T20 World Cup Final. India was the second country to win the 50-over World Cup and the first to win the T20 World Cup.
MS Dhoni captained Team India in the T20 World Cup events that happened between 2007 and 2016. The Men in Blue won the tournament in 2007, while in 2014, they ended the tourney as the runners-up. Although India has not been able to win its second T20 world title, they have dominated many teams in this competition. In this article, we will look at the five popular foreign players who led their country against MS Dhoni’s team in the T20 World Cup matches and always lost.
5. Mohammad Hafeez never won a T20 WC match against Team India as Pakistan skipper
Pakistan has always struggled against Team India at the ICC World Cup events. To date, the Indian cricket team has never lost a World Cup match to the Men in Green.
Mohammad Hafeez captained Pakistan in the 2012 and 2014 T20 World Cup tournaments. The Pakistan cricket team faced India at both events and suffered a defeat.
4. Stuart Broad
Not many fans would know that England’s Test specialist Stuart Broad captained the English side in the 2012 T20 World Cup match against India. It was the only time Broad led his team against India in the T20 World Cup history.
The conditions in Sri Lanka favored the spin bowlers, and India recorded a 90-run win against the England team. Broad had a forgettable match as he went wicketless in his fours and then scored only three runs in the second innings.
3. AB de Villiers never won a T20 WC match against Team India as South Africa skipper
AB de Villiers is one of the most popular overseas cricketers in India. The right-handed batsman has gained a lot of followers by performing brilliantly for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Not just IPL, de Villiers has performed well in almost every tournament that he played. Because of his consistency, South Africa named him as their captain for the T20 World Cup 2012. The Proteas met India in the Super 8 stage and lost by one run despite Faf du Plessis’ half-century.
2. Faf du Plessis
Speaking of Faf du Plessis, the South African top-order batsman led his nation in the T20 World Cup 2014. The Proteas battled Team India in the semifinal stage of the competition.
South Africa did an excellent job with the bat as they scored 172/4 in 20 overs. However, a fantastic 44-ball 72 from Virat Kohli ensured that India won the match by six wickets.
1. Adam Gilchrist
Another popular foreign player who lost the semifinal match of the T20 World Cup against India was Adam Gilchrist. The wicket-keeper batsman captained the Australian side in the inaugural T20 World Cup semifinal versus India.
A young Indian side managed to defeat the heavyweights Australia in that match. Yuvraj Singh played a superb knock for the Men in Blue, while all bowlers impressed a lot.